As you know, I moved into a new apartment back in June. Since moving day, I have enjoyed a six-week visit from Amanda, an Aretha Franklin concert, a two-week trip to Peru, a weekend at the beach, a weekend in Charlottesville, a bout of illness, and a long weekend with my family in Idaho. Oh, and I worked a lot, too.
Needless to say, there was precious little time for moving in, let alone decorating. I managed to tame the chaos left by the movers in time for Amanda’s arrival — enough that she had clear access to the couch and a shelf in the closet. And Amanda was an enormous help (and good company) in running errands, rearranging furniture (sometimes more than once), unpacking my kitchen, and painting the walls.
Even so, after we got the apartment to a certain basic level of inhabitability, it didn’t really make sense to push further until after Amanda left and I was done traveling. Once that happened, my first priority was to get plants on the balcony before it got any later in the season. Finally, today, I was able to finish up the last of the moving in and decorating. There may be some additional tweaks as I go along (for example, I need another lamp in the living room, and certain cupboards in the kitchen continue to give me heart palpitations), but overall I think the apartment is presentable. (The layout is similar to my previous apartment, so you’re bound to notice some similarities…)
|Newest addition: Dublin! (thanks Annie)|
|Amazingly, I got every nail right the first time|
|Buddha from Thailand|
Notes on accent wall color:
Living room: C2 LoVo “Carbon Dust” at 75%
Bedroom: C2 LoVo “Woodpecker” at 100%